Wifi iPad 2 = $130 in savings = extra GB per month of data

Discussion in 'iPad' started by FrancoRumors, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. FrancoRumors macrumors 6502

    FrancoRumors

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    If you go the wifi iPad 2 route and plan on tethering with your iphone 4 via AT&T you are starting off with 4 GB per month. If you factor in the $130 you save by forgoing the 3G iPad 2 route you can use that money and use and extra GB per month...$10 per GB over 4.
     
  2. COSWORTH macrumors regular

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    if the wifi had a built in gps i would go that route, but apple packages them with the 3g
     
  3. Mlrollin91 macrumors G4

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    I've been thinking about that for the last week or so, I just really don't want to lose my unlimited. I use roughly 4GB a month so I would be okay. Its just the fact of never being able to get it back.
     
  4. sam2428 macrumors 6502

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    Cost savings yes, but is it worth it when it will drain your phone battery relatively quickly?

    I plan on tethering too though (to my android phone), but only if i really really need to. Other than that, my phone should do anything i need it to if i dont have wifi available...buts just me :)
     
  5. Julien macrumors G3

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    I'm upgrading from WiFi to 3G not for the 3G but GPS. I see it as $130 for a GPS receiver.
     
  6. nixiemaiden macrumors 6502a

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    This is how I see it too although more like $180 if you don't want data. Most of the navigation apps that include maps cost $50-$60.
     
  7. TheBaconKing macrumors regular

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    So can you use the GPS receiver without activating the 3G data? I already tether my iPhone to my Macbook pro when I need to, so I could use the wifi tether for my iPad if I needed to download some maps. I just thought that the way the GPS worked in the iPad was that it determined your location by locating the nearest cell towers.
     
  8. INeedAMacBook macrumors 6502

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    UK ftw.

    If you're in the UK on the 3 network, you can have truly unlimited data for no extra, including the 4.3 hotspot feature. I feel sorry for all you american's who have to pay loads :(
     
  9. canyonblue737 macrumors 6502a

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    The tethering plan is $20 instead of $25 per month for the iPad 3G so that is another $60 in savings on top of the $130. So you can go 19 GB over in a year and still break even.
     
  10. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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  11. deeddawg macrumors 604

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    The ipad is a tablet, not a GPS chip.

    The ipad1 has a true GPS chip built into the 3G versions. See any of the teardowns easily available via Google search.

    Presumably the same will be true of the ipad2
     

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